PIA02870: Small Storms Near Great Red Spot
 Target Name:  Jupiter
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Cassini-Huygens
 Spacecraft:  Cassini Orbiter
 Instrument:  Imaging Science Subsystem 
 Product Size:  720 x 486 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  CICLOPS / University of Arizona
 Primary Data Set:  Cassini
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02870.tif (743.7 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02870.jpg (17.88 kB)

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This movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows small spots slipping over each other east of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. These small storms are born in the turbulent region west of the Great Red Spot, then move westward all the way around the planet until they again encounter the Red Spot from the east, when they are often swallowed by the Red Spot.

Cassini is a cooperative mission of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages Cassini for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.

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NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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